New GE 7 Tesla MRI scanner delivered

Thursday, June 5, 2014, marked a milestone for the University of Iowa and the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging as the GE 7 Tesla MRI scanner was placed by crane into the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building at just after 1:30 p.m.

This powerful imaging tool—one of only about 20 such devices in the United States—will provide the clearest pictures to date of the microstructures and biological processes that drive human bodies and brains.  Funding for the device was received by The University of Iowa in the form of a $7.97 million grant from the National Center for Research Resources.  Vincent Magnotta, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the MR Research Facility, lead the multi-departmental effort to obtain funding.

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